Philanthropy Forward '18

Philanthropy Forward

October 22 - 24, 2018

Philanthropy Forward ’18 is Ohio’s premier gathering of philanthropy practitioners. This three-day conference will offer a wealth of programming opportunities aimed at advancing the knowledge and skills of the sector, celebrating its innovators and leaders and building the network of philanthropy in our state. 

Speaking Truth to Power in Philanthropy

Moving the field forward to create more just and equitable communities

  • Collaborative partnerships transforming communities
  • Moving the needle through innovative grantmaking and evaluation practices
  • Personal and professional growth and radical self-care
  • Speaking your own truth through your work

The Hilton Downtown Columbus
401 N High St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Registration opens July 2018


Special thanks to the conference leadership and planning committees:

Honorary Co-Chairs

Lisa S. Courtice, Ph.D., CAP, President & CEO, United Way of Central Ohio
Kelley Griesmer, Senior Vice President, The Columbus Foundation
Brady Groves, President, Richland County Foundation

Central Ohio Host Committee

Angela Lloyd, executive director, Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation
Katie Matney, chief philanthropy officer, The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio
Diana Newman, executive vice president, Benefactor Group

Conference Planning Committee

Michael Coffey, program officer, Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Brady Groves, president, Richland County Foundation
Jesse Stock, program director, The Athens County Foundation
Brian Wagner, CEO, Muskingum County Community Foundation
Karen White, senior vice president, community relations & senior program officer, KeyBank Foundation

Hilton Columbus Downtown

401 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(844) 751-4635

Use code: PHILOH
Map and Directions

Hotel Cost

$189 (plus tax)


Self parking: $25.00 (works w/Digital Key)
Valet Parking: $28



Blue & Co, LLC

Bromelkamp Company LLC

Foundant Technologies, Inc.


Mason Investment Advisory Services, Inc.

Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Aly Sterling Philanthropy, LLC


Interested in becoming an exhibitor? Contact Steve Phallen for more information, 614.224.1344